Chief's Message

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I would like to welcome you to the Town of Center Harbor, New Hampshire. We are located near the geographical center of the state and are part of the picturesque lakes region area. Center Harbor borders four major lakes: Squam, Waukewan, Winona, and Winnipesaukee, five towns and two counties. We have two large conservation areas both offering miles of walking trails for your enjoyment. Center Harbor is a tourist destination that experiences a population explosion in the summer and weekends year round. We are also winter home of the M.S. Mount Washington.

I am honored to lead the Center Harbor Police Department. We are a well trained group of law enforcement professionals that work as a team and enjoy serving our residents and guests. The Police Department consists of three full-time officers, including the Chief of Police, Sergeant and Patrol Officer. We are also fortunate to have a dedicated part-time staff that shares our commitment to the community. This includes an Administrative Assistant, Prosecutor, and five part-time Officers. Our dispatch services are provided by the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office located in Laconia, who dispatch for 10 communities.  

I hope your time in Center Harbor is safe and enjoyable whether you are here as a motorcycle enthusiast, a family taking in one of our many summer concerts, participating in our first class 4th of July celebration, or ice fishing on the many lakes or ponds. Our dedicated staff looks forward to assisting you and preserving the quality of life that makes our town special.

Chief Mark C. Chase, Center Harbor Police Department